DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison: The Democratic Party Should Stay Out of Primaries, Let Voters Decide

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

Voters in Georgia, Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky headed to the polls Tuesday to determine a number of key primaries, and it was another big night for female Democratic candidates. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams made history by becoming the first African-American woman to win a major party's nomination for governor in the US. If Abrams wins in November, she will become the first African-American governor in the Deep South since Reconstruction.

"We Are Lurching Toward Plutocracy": Rep. Ellison on Rollback of Key Dodd-Frank Banking Regulations

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

In a rare bipartisan effort Tuesday, House lawmakers voted 258 to 159 to exempt banks with less than $250 billion in assets from many of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act regulations, even though banks' profits are soaring. The Dodd-Frank Act was passed after the 2008 economic crisis, which was provoked by years of risky lending by Wall Street banks. Thirty-three Democrats joined their Republican counterparts in voting for the financial regulation rollback, which, if signed into law, would leave less than 10 banks in the US subject to stricter federal oversight.

Women of Color Demand Federal Investigation of Sexual Harassment at McDonald's

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Women of Color Demand Federal Investigation of Sexual Harassment at McDonald's

Women of color working for low wages at McDonald's restaurants are saying they have been sexually harassed on the job and managers routinely fail to take reports of unwanted advances and sexual assault seriously. Others stay silent in fear of losing work. With help from women's and labor advocates, the women are now fighting back.(Photo: Vivid Lime)

With Haspel Sworn In as CIA Director, Let's Stop Pretending That Her Atrocities Run Counter to American Values

May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
With Haspel Sworn In as CIA Director, Let's Stop Pretending That Her Atrocities Run Counter to American Values

Those who argue that Gina Haspel is not fit to lead the CIA because she oversaw the Bush/Cheney torture program have chosen not to look too deeply into the agency's history and its actions abroad. Viewed through a systemic lens, Haspel's atrocious past is fully in line with the violence that is condoned, perpetrated and overseen by the CIA in the name of American hegemony.Gina Haspel prepares to speak while flanked by U.S.

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